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    That's what .. the fourth time someone suggested...

    That's what .. the fourth time someone suggested he JF buy an OEM wrench?

    Waddya figure?

    Give it another month of whining, posturing, and stamping little hooves on the forum?

    I mean, fer...
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    Not as if we have a lot of choice, is it? Old...

    Not as if we have a lot of choice, is it?

    Old Sol is surely working on US!
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    Please don't quote the Big Blivet. He doesn't...

    Please don't quote the Big Blivet.

    He doesn't even exist until somebody does that.
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    That.. and Miss Millie-Malice "nostalia"...

    That.. and Miss Millie-Malice "nostalia" remindin' me of woodstoves and Euro "solid fuel" / dual-fuelers with warmers & ovens, ancient mini-gas burners with an "oven" tray underneath.. and my...
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    Only because they get feeelthy rich off the...

    Only because they get feeelthy rich off the electricity the high-maintenance b***h wastes ...... AFTER you marry her..

    :(
  6. There's no "design win" @ 2 HP. And whom d'you...

    There's no "design win" @ 2 HP.

    And whom d'you think you are you kidding? How can you "design" what you do not even understand?

    The lathes in the market from a thousand makers the past several...
  7. Wrong State. Surely you have heard the term...

    Wrong State. Surely you have heard the term "Virginia Delegates?

    That's a verb. Not a noun.

    We ELECT fools to do stupid things FOR us.

    We don't WORK for them ... to do stupid things...
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    There. Fixed that for yah.

    There. Fixed that for yah.
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    Kinda tight for cash. One of the tubes blew, last...

    Kinda tight for cash. One of the tubes blew, last test flight.. and now Ayers rock is perched atop my wallet until we get the tube repaired and re-levitate the owd bitch.
  10. Can't seem to get even THREE pages in, so...

    Can't seem to get even THREE pages in, so far...???

    CNC has safety enclosures "often as not".

    Work and moving parts are on the inside. Buttons are on the outside.

    Hobby lathes, "not as...
  11. LOL! Our "initial" service - 1953 or '54 - was a...

    LOL! Our "initial" service - 1953 or '54 - was a 30A @ 220 V drop per household, later upgraded to 60A.

    We were delighted to be able to have a shallow-well pump, because that allowed a...
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    That would be Herr Dr. Ing. August Horch, 1907...

    That would be Herr Dr. Ing. August Horch, 1907 onward, last version seen in the Horch-Zwickau built Audi 920, 1938-1940, yazz..

    BMW sixes were a joke!

    The '71 1/2 3.0 BMW "Bavaria" didn't...
  13. Be nice. It's the only half that has ANY...

    Be nice.

    It's the only half that has ANY value.

    If one is going to buy marginal shite, at least one should only pay marginal price FOR it.
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    Covered early in-thread that even MMC has a whole...

    Covered early in-thread that even MMC has a whole page.

    The problem was/is.. that neither of the 12 mm size nor the US size the chuck used is among any of the standard sizes OTHERWISE...
  15. True. Some ARE more comprehensive than others. ...

    True. Some ARE more comprehensive than others.

    That said, "so far" reading more first, and gathering plain-text notes to reveal contradictions or details overlooked has at least reduced time...
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    That's harmless. I have a similar one out of the...

    That's harmless. I have a similar one out of the rear Vee.

    We are looking at the TAILSTOCK ways, though. .The TS cannot ever get there - your lathe or mine - so long as the carriage is on its own...
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    When, ever, were they NOT? ??

    When, ever, were they NOT?

    ??
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    Lucas? Lack of fires? You mean explain having...

    Lucas? Lack of fires?

    You mean explain having to eat really stale bread and PRETEND it was stiff and dry because had been toasted?

    The Devil ever acquires a Lucas-equipped vintage British...
  19. I ASSURE you.. it is a BETTER machine than an...

    I ASSURE you.. it is a BETTER machine than an @las!

    Primarily because only the Sears predecessor - Dunlap was it? - ever made a WORSE lathe-shaped-object!

    Which is a crying shame.. because...
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    No. No. And NO! What you must do to be "legal"...

    No. No. And NO!

    What you must do to be "legal" is:

    - Have used a NEWER motor with TIGHTER specs than OEM, not lesser.

    - HAVE the 100% EM system that matches said REPLACEMENT motor.

    IOW -...
  21. It is even covered in their manuals. So, too...

    It is even covered in their manuals.

    So, too paralleling and slaving for expanding capacity.

    Potentially useful if you have a(ny) option to start small(er) and grow large(r).

    But CAVEAT:...
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    It already was. When.. you have more than two...

    It already was.

    When.. you have more than two others BETWEEN you and the ultimate Chairman or owner.. AND said "decision maker" does not know who YOU are ...and consider you a valuable team...
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    Meahh.. there is .. or WAS.. a foundry in...

    Meahh.. there is .. or WAS.. a foundry in Pennsylvani doing OK for itself off the back of being one of the only sources around for the THIN cast-iron COVER doors for basic stuff.. chimney "sump"...
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    Welll... s**t. If nothing else? ...

    Welll... s**t.

    If nothing else?

    "American-made ..." hyperbole... is alive, well, and thriving....at least in Tonawanda, New York.

    Good job you weren't looking to buy electric lighting...
  25. Might be a joke to Old Skewl chip-warriors, but...

    Might be a joke to Old Skewl chip-warriors, but truth told.. it really is all the poor sod can make effective use of.

    I mean.. when your primary priority is how easily you can make multiple...
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